Julian Paul Assange is an Australian computer programmer and the founder of WikiLeaks, which was founded in 2006. This organization, which was found by Julian, came to global prominence in 2010 when it publishes a series of leaks provided by Chelsea Manning. Keep reading to know more about Julian Assange’s net worth in 2018.
Born on 3rd July 1971 in Townsville in Queensland of Australia, Julian Paul attended many schools such as Goolmangar Primary School located in New South Wales and Townsville State High School. It is notable that he was also schooled at home for some years. In Central Queensland University and the University of Melbourne, he studied mathematics, physics, and programming. Assange married a woman named Teresa during his teens, and the couple was separated after having a child.
Assange started his career as a Hacker who predominantly fell into many major hackings happened in the world. After that, he entered programming, started providing technical advice to the Victoria Police Child Exploitation Unit, and gave assistance with prosecutions in 1993. He started to pour his major programming skills in 1994 authoring out and co-authoring the Transmission Control Protocol.
One of the remarkable works of Julian is his contribution via research to Suelette Dreyfus’s Underground in 1997, a book about Australian hackers including the International Subversives. He co-founded Earthmen Technology in 1998. After his studies at the University of Melbourne Assange joining with others established WikiLeaks in 2006. He was editor-in-chief and traveled continuously on business to many countries including Asia, America, Europe, and Africa.
Awards & Achievements
Julian Assange has won many awards including the Sam Adams Award and Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism. His works were brilliant with accuracy for which he earned fame and recognition with absolute applause on the upcoming projects. He is the recipient of the Walkley Award for the Most Outstanding Contribution to Journalism in November and the Amnesty International UK Media Award in 2009. The most remarkable achievements of Assange is he being the honorary member of Australian Journalists’ Union. He is the winner of the Sydney Peace Foundation Gold Medal for Peace and Justice.
Net worth of Julian Assange
The estimated net worth of Julian Assange is $1.5 million. Julian Assange reportedly earned $1.3 million to write his own autobiography. Apart from writing the autobiography, he cracked a deal with American publisher worth $8,00,000. A British deal earned him $522,000. He earned as being a hacker as well during the initial stages of his career post, which he started earning through his programming skills.
Julian Assange’s programming skills are high and brilliant comparatively as it is told that hackers have the best knowledge than programmers. However, he was caught during his hacking career his giving back attitude with an excellent and stunning back through his programming skills made him the person he is now.